BCSD Graduates its Class of 2016

June 9, 2016 – Almost 3,000 Bakersfield City School District eighth graders participated in graduation ceremonies at junior high and middle schools across the District. These students will now move on to Kern County High Schools. BCSD congratulates our Class of 2016 on their accomplishments and wishes them well on the next chapter of their education.

Special thanks to US Congressman Kevin McCarthy for accepting our invitation to give the keynote address during the Curran Middle School graduation.


US Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Curran Middle School Principal Jason Brannen initiating the graduation ceremony.


Class of 2016 – James Curran Middle School


Congressman Kevin McCarthy addressing the graduating students and their families.


Student receives diploma from Pat Alexander, Interim Assistant Superintendent, AIA.

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Graduation Ceremony at Downtown School.

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Board of Education Member Dr. Raymond J. Gonzales addressing Downtown School’s students and their families.

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Student receives diploma from Noreen Barthelmes, Principal at Downtown School.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.